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Pope says Church must stand firm
against "intolerant agnosticism"

Reuters, by Phillip Pullella

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Posted By:tisHimself, 1/7/2013 9:22:20 AM

Pope Benedict said on Sunday that Roman Catholic leaders must have the courage to stand up to attacks by "intolerant agnosticism" prevalent in many countries. The pope and the Church have come under increased attack because of their opposition to homosexual marriage and women priests. The pope has repeatedly denounced what he says are attempts to push religion out of public debate.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: 3rdjerseyman, 1/7/2013 9:53:36 AM     (No. 9102949)

Thank you Holy father. We need your courage. The battle for men´s souls continues. A Church that didn´t fold for Stalin won´t bow to the ACLU, Richard Dawkins or B.H. Obama.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: killerbee, 1/7/2013 9:58:05 AM     (No. 9102964)

He´s right. Although it´s really atheists who are the most aggressive.

It would be nice if he would get a clue about Capitalism, though.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: roger h. cook,MD, 1/7/2013 10:23:40 AM     (No. 9103026)

I will believe what the Church holds the morality of several issues viz. abortion, same sex marriage, contraception, when the Bishops excommunicat all the democrat politicians who call themselves carholic starting with the vice persident and Sebelious et al. Until they do its only talk.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: JAN, 1/7/2013 10:39:23 AM     (No. 9103049)

The Church stands for social justice....for those illegally in our country.

The Church needs to stand for right from wrong and not pick and choose or they lose moral authority.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: sunsong, 1/7/2013 11:51:44 AM     (No. 9103206)

It´s amusing - like a shadow dance. Both are intolerant but want to be tolerated :-)

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rollingcow, 1/7/2013 1:00:05 PM     (No. 9103338)

Saying the Church should excommunicate someone is easy and while I believe many Democrat politicians should be, I´m not sure it would really matter to these people. I highly doubt many of them attend Mass now except maybe at Christmas or Easter, losing their rights to the Sacriments probably wouldn´t mean a thing to them and so diminishes the punishment.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 1/7/2013 2:53:45 PM     (No. 9103525)

Several years ago, during Pope John Paul´s time, it was announced that a letter opposing gay marriage, written by the Pope, would be read at Mass. A bunch of gay marriage supporters stood up, stopped the Mass and had their little hissy fit. Conveniently, the press was there to cover thier act. And Mass was over for the people who came to participate in this most holy activitiy. And the people of Ma. got the message loud and clear. A few years later, gay marriage was passed by our courts.

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